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Commercial breakdown: 2020 GEICO 500


Because of bad weather, it took two days, but NASCAR was finally able to complete the Cup race at Talladega on Monday evening. NASCAR fans had to wade through rain delays, and quite a few commercials, to watch Ryan Blaney get to the finish line. Whether those ads are irritating interruptions, or chances for folks to run for more snacks, commercials are a reality for NASCAR fans during every race. For those who like to know precisely how many there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2020 Geico 500

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 3:02 PM
Rain Delay: 4:20 PM
Restart: 5:16 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 7:50 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 232
Minutes of race broadcast: 181
Minutes of traditional commercials: 51
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 8

Total number of commercials: 146
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 65
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 126
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 61
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 20
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 14
Number of times Fox utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 3

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